Birmingham is well-connected by road, water and air. In fact, it has a dense network of canals developed in earlier years for trade purposes. Today, it has emerged as a great shopping and popular tourist destination. Here’s a list of attractions that will make your stay in this British city the best vacation ever. Take a look and make your reservations in time.

1. The National Sea Life Centre – For Lovers of Nature The National Sea Life Centre at Brindleyplace promises a glorious undersea voyage. The one-million liter ocean tank with a transparent tunnel accommodates a multitude of aquatic animals such as giant green sea turtles, sea horses, piranhas, black tip reef sharks, sea horses, tropical reef fish, rays and many others.

2. Cadbury World – For Chocoholics Cadbury World reminds you of Willy Wonka. It is located in the village of Bournville. While it is structured like a museum explaining the history and stages of making chocolate, the place will make all chocoholics drool with delight. There are displays of chocolate-making machines, chocolate themed- rides and a few free bars to take home.

3. Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery – For Connoisseurs of Art There are numerous arts galleries and museums in Birmingham however; Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery stands out in the crowd. It is known for its Pre-Raphaelite paintings. It also has a fine collection of metalwork, jewellery, ceramics, ethnography and archaeology, local and industrial history.

4. The Custard Factory – For Shopaholics And Night Owls Located on Gibbs Street, the colorful Custard Factory catches the eye immediately. The building was constructed by custard mogul Sir Alfred Bird. Custard factory houses restaurants and independent shops run by locals. Here you can shop for clothes, baubles, shoes, leather items and a lot more. The Vintage flea market organized on Saturday attracts large crowds.